One bible and yet so many differing interpretations. Here at amredeemed we have always looked at the good, the bad and the ugly and today, we may as well be looking at the ugliest.
In a stint to promote a youth event “blurred lines’ Mavuno Church used the poster above to attract the teens. Apparently some agree with the church that the youth today need a message that is appealing to them, one that will attract them to church.
Well, by any means, if that has to be the benchmark of Christianity, then we might as well have beer, weed, cocaine and some strip dancers in church right? Cos apparently Friday nights, most men go out of the way to seek these pleasures.
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Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. 1 John 2:15-17
Well, it would seem those efforts will be in futility as the bible will not be walking along with you.
Colossians 3:2 ESV / 159 helpful votes
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.
You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,
Indeed the Church is right to use a poster titled Blurred Lines for Mavuno Church clearly depicts how blurred our vision has become between what should be accepted as Christianity and what it is we eat as Christianity.
The Bible warns ”of the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine.Instead t suit their own desires,they wil
gather around them a great number of teacher t say what their itching ears wants t hear.And they shall turn away from the truth and shall b turned unto fables. 2Tim 4:3-4.
This prophecy is being fulfilled right in our eyes today. People hate sound biblical doctrine, people despise absolute biblical truth. Biblical preaching has been replaced with motivational speeches. Sin is not condemned any more and the sinner is left feeling good in sin. Churches have became places of entertainment.
Disciples have been reduced to mere spectators of celebrity preachers and rockstar worship leaders.Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Jeremiah 6:16
How can Mavuno Church rationalize their actions? Is it because Jesus talked to sinners and He said He came for sinners? Well the difference is, Jesus went out to them, He took the message of Salvation to them.
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What Mavuno Church is doing, is going to them, taking the message of the world from them and bringing it into the Church. Instead of the Church getting into the world, the world is getting into the Church. And why? Is this not just simple competition? Is the Church (Mavuno Church or other churches) allowed to partner with the devil in attracting people from the devil?
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1-2
One thing am very sure, God is not pleased in the use of sexually explicit content in the name of evangelizing. Maybe it is time to tighten the noose on churches in Kenya? Maybe the too much freedom we enjoy is actually leading people to conjure up in their minds ways they think will attract more men thus more money to the coffers of the Church.